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Jan 3, 2013 1:35am PST
went ballistic, pointing the finger at house speaker john boehner. >> the house of representatives failed that most basic test of public service. and they did so with callous indifference to the suffering of the people of my state. america deserves better than just another example of a government that has forgotten who they are there to serve and why. 66 days and counting. shame on you! shame on congress! >> the new congress is sworn in tomorrow. voting on the sandy aid package could begin on friday. >>> president obama just signed the fiscal cliff bill. sort of. he's on vacation in hawaii so the white house used what's called an auto pen, a mechanical device that copies his signature. looks pretty close to the real thing. turns out there's a little something extra packed in that bill for nascar. wyatt andrews on the hidden pork. >> reporter: never realized it was full of special interest tax breaks. one of which allows auto race car owners to speed up their tax deductions. another tax write-off goes to hollywood, a $20 million break any time a movie is shot in an economically depr
Dec 28, 2012 1:35am PST
. >> speaker boehner is unwilling to negotiate. we've not heard a word from mcconnell. nothing is happening. >> the phone never rang. and so now here we are, five days from the new year. and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid skewered house speaker john boehner, charging he's more interested in his leadership position than in bipartisan legislation. >> the speaker's no. 1 goal is to get elected speaker on january 3. >> reporter: the two sides are at odds over tax cuts and spending. republicans say it's up to the democratically controlled senate and white house to reach an agreement. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: members of the house were told to come back to washington sunday evening. they would have a little more than 24 hours to vote on a measure to avoid the fiscal cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> teetering on the fiscal cliff is given wall street a case of vertigo. the markets plummeted early
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